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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers March 25/11


Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!! Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together, snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!

Before we begin I feel that I need to re-state the pre-requisites for this little party. There isn’t that much, but it seems there has been some confusion amongst a few participants.

If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?” Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:

If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like. The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing!

You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly!

All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted. I don’t mean to be harsh, but there have been a lot of people linking in and when the participants graciously click over to their blogs, there is no sign of Fertilizer Friday anywhere to be found. This is not fair to those who do follow the rules, therefore…well you know!

So? what are you waiting for? Get outside, feed, water, snap and post!


The weather here has left a LOT to be desired. It has just now stopped snowing…ugh. It was the first day of spring this week, but by the amount of snow we have shovelled…you’d never suspect it was!


I think it is going to be a LONG time before we see any soil or grass in this yard!

Are you ready to see what’s happening in my greenhouse since the last time I shared it? BUCKLE UP KIDS….it might be winter outside, but you are about to get a little taste of spring!


The shelves are ‘greening up’


Almost every tray has at least one little plant sprouting up…


… except the 10 trays of Marigolds I planted yesterday…give them a couple days…they will be all popping out too!

Here’s a little of what IS growing in my greenhouse right now:




My Hydrangea is just blooming!!! It isn’t like the normal balls of flowers though…


They are so pretty to look at…the bright color just screams spring!


They are so delicate and detailed….


…and LOOK! There’s another set of buds!!!! okay, enough with them…there’s a lot more to share!


The Dahlias are up.


Alternanthera (purple knight)


Bacopa is doing great!






Dianthus are looking great!

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Dusty Miller is just starting to sprout!




Pansy’s are growing like weeds!

passion flower

Passion Flower- first time from seed…I’m soooo excited!


Petunia’s are doing great and are ready to transplant…

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Straw Flower!


Thymophylla—another first timer for me!!! I can’t wait to see how they will do here.


…and last but not least…the Geraniums are doing great!!!

This coming week I am hoping to find time to finish the planting of the lobelia, alyssum, snap dragons, portulaca and maybe a few others….and then…


…stuff these hanging baskets! That empty space behind the pots will be loaded…there will be no space wasted when I am finished!

I need to hang my ‘shade’ in the greenhouse so that the plants on the top shelf don’t burn… But until I find some time to do that…I will just settle for checking in on what you are flaunting! Get moving…A Toots needs to see!

Thanks to all for stopping by this week, linking into my party, and for all the kind comments! Here’s to a safe and happy weekend with friends and family!

Until Monday…when I share my latest interior endeavor…happy gardening!

*)*)*) to my special three…you know exactly who you are! MWUAH! *)

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